Tag Archives: Coffee Shops
Jubala Village Coffee has been a big hit with North Raleigh coffee lovers since they opened in Lafayette Village a little over four years ago. Yesterday they made the big announcement that the city has approved their plans to open a second location inside the beltline along Hillsborough Street in the new Aloft Hotel currently under construction across the street from the iconic NC State Memorial Bell Tower.
Jubala’s second location is slated to open later this year and will serve Counter Culture Coffee just like the original, but it will also have a larger kitchen enabling them to provide a similar but enhanced food menu including additional breakfast offerings and weekend brunch. For more info and to get updates on when the new space will open follow Jubala on facebook and twitter.
If you have followed my blog for while you know I am a big fan of coffee and enjoy frequenting the many great local coffee shops we have here in the Triangle. As we approach the holidays I wanted to share that local coffee shops are also a great source of gifts for the coffee geek in your life. Most shops sell bags of fresh locally roasted coffee and home coffee brewing equipment like pour over cones, mugs, and coffee servers. If you aren’t sure what to get another convenient option is a gift card. Your local coffee shop is a great way to shop local. Below is a quick list of some of my “go to” places for local coffee, home brewing gear, and gift cards.
Local Coffee Shops – Gift Cards Available
Brew Coffee Bar – Downtown Raleigh
Bean Traders – Durham
Cafe’ de los Muertos – Downtown Raleigh
Caffe Driade – Chapel Hill
Cocoa Cinnamon* – Durham
Jubala Village Coffee* – North Raleigh
Open Eye Cafe* – Carrboro
Sola Coffee Cafe* – North Raleigh
Well Bean Coffee – Wake Forest
* = Home coffee brewing equipment also available.
BREW is a new coffee and beer bar coming to downtown Raleigh’s Seaboard Station. The bar will serve coffee from local roaster Raleigh Coffee Company and will feature other local roasters rotating the offerings each month. Brew will also offer a host of local beers both on tap and in bottles.
Brew business partners AJ Viola and Mike Sholar have already started construction on the shop working with local architects and designers on the design of the 1,150-square-foot space that they plan to open sometime in August. They’ve launched a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for some of the finishing touches that will allow the shop to deliver the best experience to customers. “We’re coming to Kickstarter because we want to give our community the opportunity to get involved in making Brew happen,” they write on the campaign page. To learn more about Brew and how you can help check out their Kickstarter Page here.
If you’re like me, sometimes you need to get out of the house or find refuge after braving the grocery store one last time on Thanksgiving Day. That’s why I like to keep a list of local coffee shops that will be open on Thanksgiving, usually with limited hours, that provide such an escape. Here is a quick list of local coffee shops I have confirmed will be open this Thursday:
- Caffe Bellezza – Wakefield High School – 7am-11am
- Caffe Driade – Chapel Hill – 7am-5pm
- Cup A Joe – Raleigh – 7am-3pm
- Deja Brew – North Raleigh – 7am-12pm
- Joule Coffee – Downtown Raleigh – 7am-12pm
- Open Eye Cafe – Carrboro – 7am-5pm
- Rise – Durham – 7am-11am
- Sola Coffee & Cafe – North Raleigh – 8:30am-1pm
- Wake Forest Coffee Company – Wake Forest – 7:30am-11:30am
Caffe Bellezza is a NEW solar powered, mobile coffee bar serving locally roasted Carrboro Coffee and tea. On Thursday they will be set up at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh for the Annual Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. Location: 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh, NC.
Caffee Driade and Open Eye Cafe will have pastries and coffee to go in case you are looking for coffee or desert items to pick up to bring to your Thanksgiving Dinner
Joule Coffee will also be offering pastries and light fare in addition to coffee. They will also have to-go boxes of coffee & pastries available in case you need to grab some goodies for the family at home.
Sola Coffee will also be offering their usual breakfast food menu which of course includes their famous mini donuts!
Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!!